What I Learned This Week at ActiveRain-January 17 to January 23, 2016.

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What I Learned This Week At ActiveRain-January 17 to January 23, 2016


I learn something new every day at ActiveRain!  With this series I try to highlight one post per day that gave me that “lightbulb” moment.  It could be something techie, something about Real Estate, about a place or person!  Or it could be a post that made me sit up and take notice!


wanda kubat nerdinJanuary 17:  Wanda Kubat-Nerdin   Butters will but!

Oh this is so true.  I have been known to be a “butter” but not good, I know. Do yourself a favor and read Wanda’s post.



Peter MohylskyJanuary 18: Peter Mohylsky Guiding Principles or Philosophy

Love Peter's philosophy and I think you will as well when you read his post. If you haven't already, please stop and welcome him to ActiveRain.

Kimo StowellKimo Stowell An Affair to Remember ....may it never be forgotten. Honoring MLK.

Kimo has written a moving post with a perspective we don't often see.



Fred GriffinJanuary 19: Fred Griffin Florida Honors General Robert E. Lee. Today is a Legal Holiday in Florida.

General Lee has always been a favorite of mine but did not know of these quotes or that his birthday is a legal holiday in Florida.


Lise HoweJanuary 20: Lise Howe In Praise of My Assistant-Who Does Make All the Difference.

Sometimes hiring the right assistant starts with knowing what you need of them.


Nancy hermannJanuary 21: Nancy Hermann One Sentence, 30 Interpretations!

I would imagine that there are many who apply for a loan but give up after one glitch. This is helpful information for agents and buyers.



Mike CooperMike Cooper Things to Remember to Prepare for a Major Storm

As I mentioned to Mike, I wish I'd had this list when we lived in Leesburg, VA. It's not just for snow storms either. Read it and see what might apply to your area.

gay fallinJanuary 22: Gay Fallin The American's Creed by William Tyler Page.

Raise your hand if you were not aware (or had forgotten) about The American's Creed. Mine was up until I read Gay's post.

Alan MayAlan May Cheerleading for Listings

I love the point Alan makes here. There's no need to pepper your dialogue with all of the negatives of the property.



sally and david hansonJanuary 23: Sally and David Hanson Rough Roof Really?...Yes...that can be a problem.

Sally and David's post is very informative but this is a good instance where the comments can be just as enlightening.

Karen FiddlerKaren Fiddler Home Design for Autistic Children

I have to admit that I did not know that there were design firms who could work with families to design a home that would provide a feeling of safety for their autistic child. I hope Karen will do some follow up on this.






Thank you for letting me do what I love to do each day... learn something new!

PS...Don’t forget to check out Patricia Kennedy’s Weekly Favorites.


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


With all the great writers here you are sure to never run out of great learnings to report each week. So glad you do this, especially when I run across something I miss, which is often - this week I missed ALl of these! 


Jan 24, 2016 08:01 AM #32
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Kathy! 

     A great list as always.  I am honored that you included my blog on General Robert E. Lee.  Thank you!

Jan 24, 2016 08:29 AM #33
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Thank you Kathy for taking the time to put these posts together each week!

Jan 24, 2016 09:56 AM #34
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Congratulations on earning a feature on another outstanding post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 24, 2016 09:59 AM #35
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Missed several this week Kathy. As always thanks for helping shape my Sunday blog reading

Jan 24, 2016 11:42 AM #36
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Thanks for sharing these great posts.  I have a lot of catching up to do.

Jan 24, 2016 11:47 AM #37
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Kathy, thank you for including me in your list this week. It's always an honor.

Jan 24, 2016 11:57 AM #38
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathy Streib - variety of posts this week. Thanks for your hard work every week!

Jan 24, 2016 01:20 PM #39
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Kathy, thanks for the list...I read only one and will try to read the other posts as well.

Jan 24, 2016 01:39 PM #40
Toronto, ON

Kathy - You put together a fantastic list every week to help ActiveRainers who did not see some of the great posts generated during the week.

Jan 24, 2016 04:36 PM #41
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Monday morning Kathy Streib -

I'm running a day late but wanted to swing by and see who you picked for this weeks list.  I am shocked that missed them all.  Time to play catch up! 

Jan 24, 2016 10:39 PM #42
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, Great list as always from you.  I keep thinking that I go to yours first and Patricia second but you post earlier.

Jan 24, 2016 11:14 PM #43
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Kathy, another great list, I did miss a few, Thank You!

Jan 24, 2016 11:59 PM #44
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Another superb collection, Kathy.  I read Fred's post earlier but missed all the others.  Have a great week!

Jan 25, 2016 12:17 AM #45
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties
Karen's Home Design for Autistic Children article was my favorite for the week. I had no idea these services existed.
Jan 25, 2016 01:39 AM #46
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Kathy, these were stellar. Thanks for showing us the way! 


Jan 25, 2016 06:34 AM #47
Kimo Stowell
HI Pro Realty LLC RB-21531 - Honolulu, HI
REALTOR Associate® RS-76763 - Honolulu Hawai'i

Aloha Kathy, Mahalo nui loa - thank you for the feature!

Jan 25, 2016 08:06 AM #48
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

another wonderful week in the rain and thank you for keeping us informed!

Jan 25, 2016 09:16 AM #49
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you so much for the mention Kathy Streib! There are some fantastic messages here in your weekly recap of Ah-Ha Moments.

Jan 27, 2016 05:02 AM #51
What Not To Renovate
What Not To Renovate - Palm Coast, FL
We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs

Hi Kathy,

What a great list of blogs to read.

Now I have to play catch up reading :)


Jan 27, 2016 05:35 AM #52
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